Special OLEUM Session held at 2018 AOCS annual meeting

From May 6th to 9th 2018, the Special Oleum Session took place at the 2018 AOCS annual meeting in Minneapolis, USA. The theme of the session was 'Olive Oil: Innovative Analytical Strategies to Guarantee Quality and Fight Fraud; Focus on the Advancements of the EU H2020 Project OLEUM’. It was organised by Tullia Gallina Toschi from Università di Bologna and Luisito Cercaci from Pompeian Inc., USA. For more information please visit: http://annualmeeting.aocs.org/program/special-ses­sions-x2534

The performed OLEUM research activities and the actual project state-of play were presented in this hot-topic session, together with the expected results and impact that OLEUM will have on the quality and authenticity of olive oil at a global scale, with a particular focus on the actual situation of the olive oil sector in the USA.The session was followed by many participants and gained much interest; the intervention of Selina Wang, research director of the UC Davis Olive Center and member of the OLEUM Advisory Board was very stimulating to promote an open and wide collaboration in the olive oil sector.







Talks held at the OLEUM Session during the 2018 AOCS Annual Meeting:

A. Bendini - Olive Oil Regulatory Framework Analysis, Update and Implementation

T. Toschi - The OLEUM Project: Analytical Solutions Addressing Olive Oil Quality and Authenticity Issues

T.Koidis - Networking and Technology Transfer of the OLEUM Project

S.Wang - How to Communicate and Implement the Results of the OLEUM Project in the US